One instant classic clash and one unforgettable postgame interview later, the NFC West rivalry has risen to another level. The best part: The teams genuinely don't like each other, something 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made clear Thursday in New York when asked about Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.
"His comments were ridiculous. If you have to tell people how good you are, then how good are you really?" Kaepernick told Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post.
Kaepernick clearly took Sherman's "choke" sign personally.
"Did that make you feel better about yourself? Then go ahead. Because I'm not worried about you," Kaepernick said. "He's afraid of our receivers, and that's something I'm looking forward to (exploiting) next year."